Hemp may be the answer
It is hard to imagine a world without paper; its countless uses have made it a necessity in todays world. It is estimated that we use around 71 million tons of paper each year here in the United States, and the paper industry has evolved the production process to a precise and efficient science.
Yet, what if I was to tell you that there is an even cheaper and more efficient way of creating paper that could also create a multitude of jobs for us here in the state of Kentucky? What if I was to also tell you that this new fibrous material could create paper that lasted hundreds of years longer and did not need any hazardous chlorines or bleaching chemicals to treat? Sounds pretty good, right? the answer is one word: hemp. One acre of hemp can create as much paper as 10 acres of trees over a 20-year cycle and could be just the thing Kentucky needs to get back on its feet.